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This turn-based strategy game hails back to a classic Japanese strategy game titled Famicom Wars. Advance Wars pits players against very computer AI in a number of battles involving submarines, warships, infantry, tanks, helicopters, and other weapons. During the maps, players may capture buildings to increase financial resources and repair damaged units. During combat, two units go head to head with the results determined by how the two stack up against each other, terrain conditions, and other factors. Up to four players can play using the Game Link Cable or by swapping a single Game Boy Advance at the end of each player's turn.


Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Transporter has no chance.
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Deployable air units
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Deployable sea units
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Wiping out half of enemy fighters as a pre-emptive strike.

Promo Images

Advance Wars Screenshot
Advance Wars Screenshot
Advance Wars Screenshot
Advance Wars Screenshot

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User Reviews

Wicked! Game Boy Advance Patrick Robertson (5)
A must own for any Game Boy Advance fan Game Boy Advance Travis Russell (3)
Great game, although perhaps too simple Game Boy Advance Kate Jones (453)
Great war on little screen Game Boy Advance 666gonzo666 (55815)

Critic Reviews

Game Vortex Game Boy Advance 2001 100 out of 100 100
UOL Jogos Game Boy Advance Nov 19, 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
NintendoWorldReport Game Boy Advance Sep 19, 2001 10 out of 10 100
Gamezone (Germany) Game Boy Advance Oct 09, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Advance Jan, 2002 92 out of 100 92
The Video Game Critic Game Boy Advance Oct 25, 2003 A- 91
Game Critics Game Boy Advance Jul 24, 2002 9 out of 10 90 Game Boy Advance Nov 14, 2003 9 out of 10 90
RPG Kingdom Game Boy Advance Feb 21, 2007 17 out of 20 85
The Next Level Game Boy Advance Oct 03, 2001 B- 67


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1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of Advance Wars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
    • 2001 - Handheld Game of the Year Award
  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Game Boy Advance Game of the Year

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